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Diagnosis of Depression Among Latino Children and Adults

  • Antonio J. Polo
  • Steven R. López
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Part of the Issues in Children's and Families' Lives book series (IICL, volume 8)

Personal Journey: Antonio J. Polo

I came to the United States when I was 13 years old and my siblings, parents, and grandparents have all emigrated (not all to the United States) at some point in their lives. In 1985, my family and I moved from one large urban city (Mexico City) to another (Los Angeles). My experience with learning a new language and facing new expectations and values in the U.S. culture has shaped me greatly as a person. My professional observations and research questions have been fueled by experiences working with those who are culturally different from the mainstream groups in the United States. I first became interested in research on depression while in graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As a group therapist working in several middle schools in impoverished neighborhoods, a powerful training opportunity was made available to me. The Latino and Spanish-speaking youth referred to our program disproportionately reported suicidal...

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Diagnostic Interview Major Depressive Episode Diagnostic Instrument Latino Youth Dysthymic Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyDePaul UniversityChicago
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles

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